Explore & Hike Marin Headlands-Point Bonita Lighthouse/Coastal Trail(Bus)--Lunch

Join us for a fun exploration & hike through the beautiful & gorgeous Marin Headlands. Together, we will explore the eye-popping vistas from the breathtaking cliffs, magnificent breakers on the beaches, explosions of wildflowers, seasonal migrations of raptors & other avians. We will be exploring points of interest such as the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Rodeo Cove Beach & Lagoon & the coastal trail with lookout points of amazing views of the San Francisco Bay. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

We will meet for coffee & a quick meet & greet. Please arrive no later than 12:30 pm. At this time, we head off to catch the express bus to Marin Headlands (20 min). When we arrive, we will stop for lunch before we start our hike. Then, we walk to find the lighthouse at the tip of a cliff which is unforgettable. First, we walk pass a dark cave before we get to an old suspension bridge high, which we cross above a rocky outcrop before we reach the old brick tower and huge lamp that helped guide mariners into the S.F. Bay. Then, we continue on to the Marin Headlands Visitor Center & hike towards Rodeo Lagoon & Beach for some amazing ocean views. From there, we hike to the top of the Coastal Trail to witness some of Marin Headlands most beautiful ocean vistas. We end the hike at a lookout point to see some of the most picturesque & breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout.


• HOW TO FIND US: Look for a big group forming outside of the cafe & say hi.

• PLEASE NO UNNAMED GUESTS: All participants please sign up & read the description to know what to expect for the hike.


• ORGANIZER FEE & GROUP DUES: $2 -- You may pay in person at the meetup location.

• BUS FARE: $2 One-Way (Clipper Card accepted)


• IMPORTANT NOTE: Before meeting up, be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks or whatever you may need for our exploration at Marin Headlands. On Chestnut Street, there's a wide variety of markets/delis, stores, cafes, etc. 

• RETURN: At around 5:30 pm, we will take the express bus back to San Francisco from the Rodeo Beach.


• DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate -- 4 hours walk/hike with some rest stops for quick bathroom breaks & photos. Be prepared for lots of uphill climbing & stairs. For specifics: please google map -- Directions Point Bonita Lighthouse to Rodeo Lagoon to Coastal Trail & back to the Rodeo Beach. (Difficulty Rating Legend: http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendRating.html)

• DRESS ATTIRE: No special shoes are required. Good sturdy athletic shoes are important. It can be very windy & temperatures can change quickly, so layers of clothing is advised. This is a family friendly area & a moderate hike that maybe a little steep in a few places. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area & well maintained by the U.S. Park Service and Coast Guard.


• PARKING INFO: If you must drive in, here is a link for parking garages in the area.

PARKOPEDIA: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/garage/721_filbert_street/94133/san_francisco/


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  • Cela

    A very nice group of ppl today. Great hiking with you all. Sorry for the fuss on Hill 88. Someone close to me is chronically ill so quite worried & stressed. But, the hike helped a lot especially back to San Francisco! Thanks Michel! Hope you all had a great 4th! If you would like to find members in other groups, they are in:
    Bay Area Adventure, Hiking, Kayaking
    SF Random Adventurers
    (Click my profile to locate)

    July 5

  • Cela

    The 76x is on Lombard n Fillmore leaves at 1:46. Wer having lunch first. So u can meet us at Point Bonita lighthouse. [masked] text n I'll let u know where we r.

    July 4

  • milda

    Cela, I am only way and a little bit late.

    July 4

  • Kammy

    I've arrived- wearing brown and orange

    July 4

  • Ravi

    Late RSVP. I hope this is ok! :)

    1 · July 4

    • Cela

      yes, closing rsvps now

      July 4

  • Cela

    Hi Jason, yes, sure. It's easy to sign up. It just takes a minute. He just needs to answer the last question & that's it. He will be accepted.

    July 1

    • jason

      thank you! Anyway he won't come up to the city; so, i guess, I'm going to Santa Cruz... One of these days I'll join you guys! Have a great time!

      1 · July 2

  • jason


    !st off I'm sorry cause I've joined your group months ago due to ya all sound like a rad group to hang out with; but busy with nothing.

    I'm trying to get my friend from Santa Cruz to come up for this. He isn't a member. Can he sign up and see if you guys like him to join? (posting says strictly members only)

    Happy trails!

    June 30

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